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Rail News: September 2008

September 30

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail safety bill advances in Senate; TRACS Act stalls in House Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto's Metrolinx outlines $50 billion transit investment plan Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit system to hike fares next week Read More »
Intermodal
In memoriam: Intermodal 'founding father' and Hub Group leader Phil Yeager Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to add security cameras, police officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Alstom, EMD and Southwest Signal Read More »

September 29

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues six grants for trackwork, research Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA seeks voter approval of half-cent sales tax measure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail safety bill amendment proposes to extend RRIF loan terms by 10 years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit hikes ticket prices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: NS, CPR's Soo Line made 'revenue adequacy' grade last year Read More »
People
Niesen joins KCS as AVP in intermodal/automotive unit Read More »
Labor
Coming soon: Bargaining stage for expiring CN and CPR contracts, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says Read More »

September 26

Passenger Rail
LACMTA proposes safety measures for Metrolink Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian Transportation Agency orders CN to meet service obligations for four grain shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Poor' freight-road practices key cause of Amtrak's OTP woes, inspector general says Read More »
Intermodal
Ike's aftereffects include reduced traffic volume on U.S. roads, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART: Make it four months in a row with record ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to assess environmental impacts of NS/Pan Am Railways' Patriot Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Ansaldo STS - US&S, Knorr-Bremse, Sweco, Alstom, RailComm, Bird-X, Parsons Brinckerhoff and J.L. Patterson Read More »

September 25

Rail Industry Trends
House transportation committee passes bill targeting STB's merger/acquisition review process Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT to assign line general managers for entire subway system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House approves rail safety bill with Amtrak reauthorization amendment Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce a smidge smaller in August, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin DOT ponies up $16.4 million for eight freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads, FRA develop 'essential elements' of bridge maintenance Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to introduce new 'Concierge' class on Canadian train Read More »

September 24

Rail Industry Trends
Congress reaches compromise agreement on rail safety reauthorization bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis agency to review proposed Northstar Corridor fares Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX boots up 'responsibility' site to stress corporate citizenship Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco Muni unveils new maintenance facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA completes Fields Corner station rehab Read More »
C&S
Updates from GE, The Andersons, Wi-Tronix, Knorr-Bremse, Ritron, RailRunner and MISCOR Read More »

September 23

Rail Industry Trends
WMATA outlines $11 billion in capital needs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AREMA honors UP with 'Hay' award, outlines future conferences at Salt Lake City show Read More »
Financials
UP projects Q3 earnings increase Read More »
Labor
CN police officers ratify new contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North releases findings from origin/destination study Read More »
MOW
BNSF to rehab track in Oklahoma Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arizona & California leases part of ROW for underground pipeline Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Bombardier, Railpower, Performance Technologies and Interfleet Technology Read More »

September 22

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress considers economic stimulus, energy-saving legislation that contains public transit component Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT prioritizes rail project in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to explore ways to handle increased ridership demand Read More »
Mechanical
OmniTRAX to upgrade Hudson Bay's locomotive fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail posts second-highest passenger count Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Vossloh, Bombardier, Savi, Traction Motor Service and The Andersons Read More »

September 19

Passenger Rail
Metrolink board establishes post-accident assistance funds, reimburses Ventura line passengers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
'Re-reg' bill on way to House vote; short-line tax credit bill awaits another Senate vote Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: Carload, intermodal volume down for U.S. roads in September's second week Read More »
BNSF Railway
New operating practice helps BNSF cut fuel usage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA obtains TSA grant to upgrade security Read More »
Labor
Workers at two Watco short lines ratify BMWED contracts Read More »

September 18

Rail Industry Trends
Senate bill would require freight, commuter railroads to implement PTC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN seeks appellate court order to prompt final STB ruling on EJ&E deal by year's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Denver RTD considers ways to handle skyrocketing FasTracks costs Read More »
MOW
Regionals and short lines work to maintain operations before, after Ike Read More »
M&A
ALCO Spring Industries now an A. Stucki subsidiary Read More »
Mechanical
GrandLuxe Rail Journeys to sell vintage train Read More »
C&S
Updates from ENSCO, TAC, Renaissance Rail Group, HLS Systems and Specialized Services Read More »

September 17

High-Speed Rail
Three California agencies endorse high-speed rail measure on November ballot Read More »
Mechanical
CTA to test reduced-seating cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, NS and UP make grade on magazines' top performer lists Read More »
C&S
Invensys Rail Group acquires Quantum Engineering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
York Railway-served detergent plant coming to Pennsylvania Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit awards design contract for $1.3 billion Portal Bridge replacement Read More »
Intermodal
Updates from Southwest Signal, North Star Rail Intermodal, Bombardier, Accenture and SafeRack Read More »

September 16

Financials
Appellate court ruling allows TCI/3G to seat all four election winners on CSX's board Read More »
Labor
Pittsburgh port authority, ATU disagree on Fact Finder's contract recommendations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA notes ridership gains in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie production up, purchases down in July, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada to cut diesel tax in half by 2013, RAC says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to upgrade Beverly bridge Read More »
People
Mastrean to manage CSX's compensation, benefits Read More »

September 15

Passenger Rail
Metrolink to resume Ventura line service after deadly train collision Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ike wreaks havoc with four Class Is' operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA OKs 11 rail grants; Ohio rail commission approves six grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York governor: Moynihan Station developers, builders must meet state conditions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC sells interest in African rail corridor to Mozambican investor group Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House passes Senate-approved legislation to restore Highway Trust Fund Read More »
M&A
Genesee & Wyoming notes subsidiary's high federal security program status, lands lease to Ohio-owned line Read More »
C&S
Updates from Caterpillar/Progress Rail, Wabtec, Intrade International, Andrew and Hardesty & Hanover Read More »

September 12

Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit's ridership skyrockets 25 percent in July Read More »
Intermodal
Storms rain on U.S. railroads' traffic in September's first week, AAR says Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX expects high-60s operating ratio, higher-than-expected income and earnings by 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to extend weekend service pilot on Yellow Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF sets PRB coal volume record in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends coming to New York City at month's end Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA riders put onboard WiFi service to use Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs upgrades to three grade crossings Read More »

September 11

Passenger Rail
Transportation officials association calls for new federal focus Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inches up in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA obtains additional state funds, revises '09 spending plan Read More »
MOW
UP preps for Hurricane Ike in Texas, plans track upgrades in Nebraska Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO's light-rail ridership reaches 50-million mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hoosier Southern lands federal grant for infrastructure upgrades; Pacific Harbor Line marks first-ever eco-friendly locomotive fleet Read More »
Labor
BLET members bless NS contract; Railroad Retirement Board to reorganize field service Read More »
Intermodal
Updates from Harsco, ARCADIS, Skanska, MISCOR, Safetran, Southwest Signal and Railpower Read More »

September 10

Rail Industry Trends
FRA proposes rule to generate more detailed train accident info, more useful injury data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rising fuel costs impacting agencies' budgets and capacity, APTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Altamont Commuter Express to hike fares in '09 Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. ports' container volume will tumble 6 percent in 2008, report says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PATCO adds peak-period service Read More »
Safety
NS' emergency preparedness training tour coming to four states Read More »
C&S
Updates from L.B. Foster, Alstom, Bombardier, RailComm and Transplace Read More »

September 9

Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Public transit ridership totals 2.8 billion in Q2 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB rejects CN's petition for an expedited ruling on EJ&E deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to trim jobs, costs Read More »
C&S
AAR committee sets mid-2010 deadline for rail industry's narrowband conversion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's California routes attract more riders in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA to analyze transit options for Harbor Subdivision corridor Read More »
MOW
Washington county to begin rehabbing portion of short line's route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Southern Railway of B.C. lands federal funds for rail-barge ramp Read More »

September 8

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government allocates $622 million for Toronto subway extension Read More »
Mechanical
CIT Group opts to retain CIT Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento agency approves fare hikes, considers cost reductions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit system to review proposed LYNX Purple Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Pacific's new UK subsidiary acquires ECT group's rail holdings Read More »
C&S
Updates from Safetran, Union Switch & Signal and Alstom Read More »

September 5

Rail Industry Trends
MBTA, MARTA and CTA post monthly passenger-count gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Public transit can save commuters more than $9,000 annually Read More »
People
McQuade takes CPR's CFO reins Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads register carload and intermodal volume declines in August, AAR says Read More »
Labor
CN, police officers union agree on tentative contract Read More »
C&S
Updates from United Group/Ansaldo STS, Bombardier and Pacer Read More »

September 4

Rail Industry Trends
Five Class Is report minimal damage from Gustav Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA continues to eliminate slow zones Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arizona cities gear up for Valley Metro light-rail opening later this year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Northern Ethanol to build CSXT-served plant in New York Read More »
MOW
BART purchases rail grinder No. 2 Read More »
C&S
Updates from Volkmann Railroad Builders, Redline, Business Contingency Group and Bombardier Read More »

September 3

Passenger Rail
VRE proposes to hike fares to offset surging fuel, labor costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More Canadians want to use public transit, but agencies can't accommodate demand surge, poll says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP sets PRB train loading records in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco Muni posts ridership gains in FY08 Read More »
MOW
BNSF to upgrade North Dakota line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin & Southern among recipients of regional transportation honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal training program coming to Denver university next month Read More »

September 2

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues four grants for rail research, infrastructure upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to launch two grade-separation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government selects QGI to conduct part of freight-rail service study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to NTSB: Pennsylvania derailment not result of inadequate rail inspection Read More »
Labor
CN workers join Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Read More »
Safety
North Carolina's New Hope Valley Railway to conduct emergency training drill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens/Bombardier, MHF Holdings, SYSTRA and Veolia Transport Read More »
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